As Publicist for the Calgary International Film Festival, my role is to get the word out on all 178 films in this year’s festival. Trust me, I understand if you’re overwhelmed by the amount of choice.
People tend to have their go-to genres. Some cinephiles are dedicated to documentaries, while others love the gala glam. The Late Shows series appeals to those who enjoy dark and twisted thrills on the big screen, while other folks relish the opportunity to see foreign features that will never make it to the local megaplex.
If you’re someone who sticks to your lane when it comes to movies, why not try a different strategy this year? Bust out of your boundaries and embrace viewing variety by engaging in the full fest spectrum.
Here are my picks to help you maximize your festival experience, even on a time-crunch capacity of just one film a day.
Header image by Ben Tsui